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Gerry Rafferty


Gerald "Gerry" Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011) was a Scottish singer- songwriter best known for his solo hits "Baker Street", ... His mother taught him both Irish ...

Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon | The Writer's Almanac with ...


Mar 17, 2014 ... The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor: 'Everyone Sang' by Siegfried ... Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done ... He thought that it would be a good idea to use that same dye to turn the entire ... In 1936, Mellon wrote to President Roosevelt offering to donate his collec...

Prince dies at 57: How the news unfolded - The Telegraph


Apr 22, 2016 ... The singer - real name Prince Rogers Nelson - was confirmed dead at ... He also wrote Manic Monday for the Bangles. ... was putting together in the 90s under her real name, Tara Leigh Patrick, .... As darkness fell, lovers of his music - many of whom were not born .... He's outperformed almost everyone.

Divas Under Fire - The New Yorker


Jan 4, 2016 ... Two new American operas: “Bel Canto” and “Great Scott. ... between Europe and America led to large quantities of music that was neither ... He's also deft at musical character sketches: a growling ... Heggie's strength is the naturalness of his vocal writing; singers who otherwise balk at new opera delight in ...

press – Page 2 – Patrick Ross


As he plays, he sometimes leans his head over, like a boy in his mother's lap ... flannel, heard the ancient voices singing through the fingers of regular folk. .... Patrick Ross, an unknown 23 – year-old fiddler from Vermont wrote two songs in the last ... Everyone will have a good time knowing that the members of HOT Flannel ...

Allen Toussaint, New Orleans music legend, dead at 77 - Chicago ...


Nov 10, 2015 ... (Patrick Semansky / AP) ... His legacy was celebrated anew, and he was awarded the National ... pop songs to classical compositions, often adding his own imaginative ... “Everyone in the band was older, so it was my rite of passage into ... He also wrote Dorsey's “Ya Ya,” Irma Thomas' “It's Raining,” Chris ...

Celtic Thunder - Home


Authentic Irish Music. ... Following his own advice to “Dream Big,” Damian took his career to the next level ... First, he worked with former Celtic Thunder cast- mate Paul Byrom in Paul's ... To the great delight of eager fans, Damian toured across the U.S. with Ethan in ..... George always said that everyone has a song in them.

News | James Montgomery


Photography by Patrick O'Connor ... “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, from Dee-troit, Michigan, the great ... He writes some of his own music; his albums have been nominated for some of the ... Belushi will be singing and playing harmonica in Montgomery's new band, ... He also became friendly with James Cotton.

Neil Patrick Harris delights Academy Awards crowd with Birdman ...


Feb 22, 2015 ... Perry, who was also joined by producing partner Ellen Goosenberg Kent, ... Not in good taste: Neil Patrick Harris made an ill-timed joke after an award ... user @ TajMagruder wrote: 'When thinking about making a ball joke after a .... Before displaying his singing and dancing talents, he made sure to show ...

A Chicago Story - Chicago the Band


The only thing he brought home was his trumpet, which was the first one that I used. I had ... I was so good at it that I became a singing sensation with Chicago. ... He also acquired an agent who got him pickup gigs with all the big bands coming ... “I was writing songs in a band or two before Chicago,” he recalls, “the dubious ....

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GH's Jason Thompson Shares The Inspiration Behind Writing Patrick


May 5, 2015 ... And if you listened to the lyrics it was the perfect song knowing the history of ... One they could sing together … and something Patrick could believe in also. ... The whole 2015 General Hospital Ball was very good. ... I LOVE Duke…but even I have to admit he seems very wooden in his dialog and dance.

Patrick O'Connor obituary | Music | The Guardian


Feb 23, 2010 ... A wide-ranging critic and author, he had an exceptional ear for vocal performance. ... music, opera and musical theatre, they also extended to cinema, ... music hall, Edgware Road, where Patrick saw the great comedian Max Miller. There his passion for both cinema and the music hall began: his writing ...

(the Long Winters) Talks the Criteria for a Good Christmas Song


He also shares some of his favorite carols (that don't suck), written by good songwriters ... Why are you writing Christmas songs anyway? ... If your song doesn't have heavy metal in its heart, it's probably a St. Patrick's Day song instead. ... I'd make a rollicking holiday music EP that would shock and delight eve...